California Place Names

California Place Names
Author: Erwin Gustav Gudde
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1960
Genre: Names, Geographical
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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California Place Names

California Place Names
Author: Erwin G. Gudde,William Bright
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-02-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780520266193

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This anniversary edition concentrates on the origins of the names currently used for the cities, towns, settlements, mountains, and streams of California, with engrossing accounts of the history of their usage. The dictionary includes a glossary and a bibliography.

Texas Place Names

Texas Place Names
Author: Edward Callary
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-06-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781477320662

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Was Gasoline, Texas, named in honor of a gas station? Nope, but the name does honor the town’s original claim to fame: a gasoline-powered cotton gin. Is Paris, Texas, a reference to Paris, France? Yes: Thomas Poteet, who donated land for the town site, thought it would be an improvement over “Pin Hook,” the original name of the Lamar County seat. Ding Dong’s story has a nice ring to it, derived from two store owners named Bell, who lived in Bell County, of course. Tracing the turning points, fascinating characters, and cultural crossroads that shaped Texas history, Texas Place Names provides the colorful stories behind these and more than three thousand other county, city, and community names. Drawing on in-depth research to present the facts behind the folklore, linguist Edward Callary also clarifies pronunciations (it’s NAY-chis for Neches, referring to a Caddoan people whose name was attached to the Neches River during a Spanish expedition). A great resource for road trippers and historians alike, Texas Place Names alphabetically charts centuries of humanity through the enduring words (and, occasionally, the fateful spelling gaffes) left behind by men and women from all walks of life.

1500 California Place Names

1500 California Place Names
Author: William Bright
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1998-11-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520212711

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This handbook focuses on two sorts of names: those that are well-known as destinations or as geographical features of the state, and those that demand attention because of their problematic origins, whether Spanish, such as Bodega and Chamisal, or Native American, like Aguanga and Siskiyou. Map.

The Place Names of New Mexico

The Place Names of New Mexico
Author: Robert Julyan
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 403
Release: 1996-08-26
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780826351142

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The Place Names of New Mexico is an invaluable guide to the state's geography and history. It explains more than 7,000 names of features large and small throughout the state--towns, mountains, rivers, canyons, counties, post offices, and even abandoned settlements--as well as providing relevant information about location, history, and current status. The revised edition contains more than fifty expanded and updated entries. The accounts are also journeys into New Mexico's past, offering glimpses of the lives and values of the people who named the place. Humor, tragedy, mystery, and daily life--they can all be found in this book.

Dictionary of Alaska Place Names

Dictionary of Alaska Place Names
Author: Donald J. Orth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1084
Release: 1967
Genre: Alaska
ISBN: UOM:39015092889537

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Each entry conforms to principles of U.S. Board on Geographic Names and lists location, brief history and meaning of name.

Arizona Place Names

Arizona Place Names
Author: Will Croft Barnes
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 514
Release: 1988-02
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 0816510741

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Will Croft Barnes (1858-1937) first came to Arizona as a cavalryman and went on to become a rancher, state legislator, and conservationist. From 1905 to 1935, his travels throughout the state, largely on horseback, enabled him to gather the anecdotes and geographical information that came to constitute Arizona Place Names. For this first toponymic encyclopedia of Arizona, Barnes compiled information from published histories, federal and state government documents, and reminiscences of "old timers, Indians, Mexicans, cowboys, sheep-herders, historians, any and everybody who had a story to tell as to the origin and meaning of Arizona names." The result is a book chock full of oddments, humor, and now-forgotten lore, which belongs on the night table as well as in the glove compartment. Barnes' original Arizona Place Names has become a booklover's favorite and is much in demand. The University of Arizona Press is pleased to reissue this classic of Arizoniana, which remains as useful and timeless as it was more than half a century ago.

A Compendium of Curious Colorado Place Names

A Compendium of Curious Colorado Place Names
Author: Jim Flynn
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-12-05
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 9781439658734

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The origins of Colorado place names offer insightful glimpses into the state's formative years. Emanuel Saltiel named his new community along the Arkansas River Cotopaxi, after a volcano in Ecuador. Rifle Creek and the town of Rifle earned their names thanks to a rifle left behind along the banks of the creek. Optimistic miners mistakenly believed Tarryall had an abundance of gold and thus named it as a place where prospectors could mine and tarry. And despite attempts by government officials to rename a small community along the I-70 corridor in western Colorado, locals refused to call it anything other than No Name. Learn these stories and more as author Jim Flynn unravels the intriguing origins of Centennial State place names.

The Concise Dictionary of World Place Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place Names
Author: John Everett-Heath
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2018-09-13
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780192562432

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There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the world. It contains over 11,000 entries, and covers an enormous range of country, region, island, city, town, mountain and river names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. Place names are continually changing, and new names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. This new edition has been updated to include over 750 new names, including Azincourt, Kropyvnyts'kyy , and Tlaxcala. It has also been edited to reflect socio-political and geographical shifts, notably the reorganisation of the French regions, and their consequent name alterations, as well as the decommunization of Ukrainian place-names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place-names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places.

Colorado Place Names

Colorado Place Names
Author: William Bright
Publsiher: Big Earth Publishing
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2004
Genre: History
ISBN: 1555663338

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Third edition includes new cities and counties. An indispensable guide.

Spanish and Indian place names of California

Spanish and Indian place names of California
Author: Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2022-05-29
Genre: History
ISBN: EAN:8596547018667

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The author of this book believes that every placename contains its unique history and romantics. By viewing toponyms as footprints of the distant epochs, Nellie Sanchez collects the names of the Spanish and Indian origin in the areas around San-Francisco and Los-Angeles and provides a fascinating historical insight into their roots. For example, a reader learns that a Mercy River obtained its name, as it was the first river met by thirsty men who had traveled over 40 miles over a dry valley.

1000 California Place Names

1000 California Place Names
Author: Erwin Gustav Gudde
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1949
Genre: Names, Geographical
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Collection contains a card file of the research notes about place names and bibliography for the publication "California Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary" that was published by the University of California Press. The card file contains more extensive notes than are included in the published version.

Native American Placenames of the United States

Native American Placenames of the United States
Author: William Bright
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2004
Genre: History
ISBN: 0806135980

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This volume combines historical research and linguistic fieldwork with native speakers from across the United States to present the first comprehensive, up-to-date, scholarly dictionary of American placenames derived from native languages." "Linguist William Bright assembled a team of twelve editorial consultants - experts in Native American languages - and many other native contributors to prepare this lexicon of eleven thousand placenames along with their etymologies. New data from leading scholars make this volume an invaluable reference for students of American Indian culture, folklore, and local histories. Bright's introduction explains his methodology and the contents of each entry. This comprehensive, alphabetical lexicon preserves native language as it details the history and culture found in American indian placenames.

The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States

The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States
Author: Henry Gannett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1905
Genre: Names, Geographical
ISBN: STANFORD:36105033878138

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Indian Place Names of Baja California Sur

Indian Place Names of Baja California Sur
Author: Esteban Rodríguez Lorenzo,Miguel León Portilla
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1977
Genre: Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
ISBN: IND:39000003069510

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